SI.com: How Giannis Antetokounmpo Could Sign The Largest Contract in NBA History
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo could break the NBA's record for the largest contract in the history of the league when free agency begins in 2020.
Antetokounmpo, the unquestioned face of the franchise, will have one year remaining on his current contract next summer. By then, he'll be eligible for a designated veteran contract extension, more commonly known as the "supermax" contract. The deal would give Antetokounmpo a starting salary worth up to 35% of the cap.
Under NBA regulations, players can only sign supermax contracts with their current teams and become eligible if they have been in the league for seven or eight years and have not been traded since the first four years in the league.